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Articles about Interest Rates

 

Commercial | March 2019 
Close More Loans by Becoming a FICO Master
FICO credit scores are used by most lenders to determine credit risk and the interest rate that borrowers will be charged. Your clients have three distinct FICO scores from each of the three credit bu...
By Lukas Bull, credit analyst, Prime Commercial Lending

Commercial | February 2019 
Economic Trends Favor the Multifamily Market
With a seemingly more hawkish Federal Reserve chairman, Jerome Powell, in place, coupled with a humming economy, many are anticipating a continued rise in interest rates. Some fear that will lead to h...
By Adam S. Finkel, co-founder, Tower Capital

Residential | February 2019 
Rising Debt Is the White Elephant Stalking the Economy
In 2018 we learned the extent to which mortgage rates can affect the amount of business mortgage originators do. Rates went up about 1 percentage point over the year, and refinance volume sank t...
By Dick Lepre, senior loan adviser, RPM Mortgage

Residential | February 2019 
It’s a Housing-Market Slowdown, Not a Bust
All things must pass. For five years now, the housing-market story has been a story of strong demand and limited supply. Now, demand has been abated by unrelenting price gains, higher mortgage ra...
By Ralph DeFranco, global chief economist of the mortgage group, Arch Capital Services Inc.

Residential | February 2019 
Tilt the Playing Field Your Way by Going Beyond Rates
Key Points Rising rates require a new approach to reach borrowers ...
By Tom Gillen, senior vice president of capital markets, Churchill Mortgage

Commercial | January 2019 
Step Into the Light
One of the biggest success stories in the real estate and mortgage industries since the  financial crisis is the rise of nonbank lenders all over the country. Sometimes called private-money lenders or...
By Jan B. Brzeski, managing director and chief investment officer, Arixa Capital Advisors LLC and Crosswind Financial

Commercial | December 2018 
Join the Industrial Revolution
Today’s industrial real estate debt markets are robust for experienced borrowers with institutional partners, as well as for individual borrowers who are just beginning to grow their portfolios. Indus...
By Jonathan Pharris, co-founder and president, CapRock Partners

Residential | December 2018 
The Interest Rate Shouldn’t Be the End of the Discussion
When real estate investors shop for financing, the interest rate is almost always a key consideration. Similarly, originators often tout the interest rate as a selling point of the loans they offer. ...
By Robert Greenberg, chief marketing officer, Patch of Land

Commercial | September 2018 
Rising Interest Rates Signal a New Investment Climate
Historically low interest rates over the past decade have set the stage for many commercial real estate developers to easily obtain conventional financing in order to build, acquire, renovate or repos...
By Sanford Herrick, founder and managing principal, Case Real Estate Capital LLC

Commercial | September 2018 
Help Your Clients Cash In
In a rising interest rate environment, borrowers are not looking to refinance out of the low rates they’ve locked in over the course of the past three to five years. With commercial-property values co...
By Miles Farquhar, president and portfolio manager, SC Financial Service

Residential | August 2018 
Get to Know How the Fed Affects Rates
Many people believe that the actions of the Federal Reserve have substantial impact on mortgage interest rates. This is not the case. The Federal Reserve is the central bank of the United S...
By Dick Lepre, senior loan adviser, RPM Mortgage

Commercial | August 2018 
Some Financing Deals Gain More Traction Than Others
Change is in the air. Lenders appear to have commenced a slow transition over the last year toward originating more loans for owner-occupied commercial real estate transactions. The abundance of ...
By Rob Diodato, president, York Commercial Finance

Commercial | July 2018 
The Self-Storage Niche Is a Deal Generator
E-commerce giant Amazon is a major character driving the national real estate story these days, and the self-storage sector is a major subplot in that narrative. No matter where you go in Seattle — th...
By Billy Meyer, managing director of real estate lending, Columbia Pacific Advisors

Residential | May 2018 
The Bond Market as Crystal Ball
Your phone rings. On the line is a client, who asks, “Where are rates going? Should we lock today?” In such a situation, as a mortgage originator, you can’t afford to react like a deer stunned by...
By Dick Lepre, senior loan adviser, RPM Mortgage

Residential | May 2018 
Mortgage Industry Outlook
For more than 100 consecutive months, the U.S. economy has continued to grow, with real gross domestic product (GDP) per capita increasing by nearly 13 percent over that period of time, accor...
By Tom Gillen, senior vice president of capital markets, Churchill Mortgage

 
 

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